History

The Six Wives of Henry VIII in Short

History has a neat and convenient stereotype for each of Henry VIII's wives. Here are some of the less-known facts about Henry's Queens that show us another side. The gentle, pious Katherine of Aragon in...

Curious Morsels from a Tudor Kitchen

Larks' Tongues in Aspic The Tudors, forefathers of the Turducken, were extremely fond of their birds . Always keen on a showy display,  Tudor chefs would often serve peacocks re-dressed in their own feathers, ...

Why Vitamins Are Funky

The term vitamin was derived from 'vitamine,' a compound word coined in 1912 by the Polish biochemist Kazimierz Funk, when working at the Lister Institute Of Preventive Medicine (who also invented Listerine, an...